The New River Valley is losing the Megabus service beginning today. Megabus currently connects Washington, DC to Christiansburg to Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. This locally popular service provided two north-bound and two south-bound trips daily.
“While ridership met expectations for our region, ridership was not high enough in Washington or Tennessee,” Elijah Sharp, deputy executive director at New River Valley Planning District Commission wrote in a news release.
Northward travel alternatives to Megabus service include Amtrak passenger rail service to Roanoke and a new bus service, the Virginia Breeze, which began in December 2017.
The New River connection via Smart Way bus to the Amtrak service…